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Guidelines from the British Hypertension Society: BHS is set to bankrupt NHS

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7465.569-b (Published 02 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:569
  1. Martin G Duerden, general practitioner (martin@theduerdens.co.uk)
  1. Meddygfa Gyffin, Conwy, North Wales LL32 8LT

    EDITOR—If the new British Hypertension Society (BHS) guidelines1 are evidence based I'll eat my ALLHAT.2 This and other evidence points to thiazide-type diuretics as the initial treatment of choice. New US guidelines reflect this,3 but the BHS recommends a range of initial drug types for hypertension.

    The BHS recommends primary prevention use of statins for those with sustained …

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